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19th Oct '17 9:17:09 AM WillyFourEyes
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** The Genki Dama [=/=] Spirit Bomb, which is powered by living things lending their energy to a good heart, is the former TropeNamer. This evolves throughout the series. The first time it's used, it's just the planet's power itself. The second time, it draws on the power of other planets and moons nearby. The third time, everybody on Earth sent power, only to be outdone by the final time, where ''[[GondorCallsForAid everybody Goku had met across the universe]]'' helped. It should be noted that despite all the trouble involved in using it, until the very end of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the Spirit Bomb [[TheWorfBarrage never actually works]] in the main series. [[note]] In the movies it has a much better track record, killing Dr. Wheelo, Turles, and Lord Slug, and a variation is used to destroy Super Android 13 [[note]]. Later on, (Future) Trunks uses it to kill (the physical form of) Merged Zamasu in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
** In the ''Budokai'' games, Cell is able to use a green version of the Spirit Bomb, despite being a villain. Some believe that Cell was able to use it because he was pure of heart, but pure ''evil'' instead of good. Based on a throwaway line he says while charging it, other fans jokingly theorize that Cell uses a different energy source called "Stupid Energy".

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** The Genki Dama [=/=] Spirit Bomb, which is powered by living things lending their energy to a good heart, is the former TropeNamer. This evolves throughout the series. The first time it's used, it's just the planet's power itself. The second time, it draws on the power of other planets and moons nearby. The third time, everybody on Earth sent power, only to be outdone by the final time, where ''[[GondorCallsForAid everybody Goku had met across the universe]]'' helped. It should be noted that despite all the trouble involved in using it, until the very end of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the Spirit Bomb [[TheWorfBarrage never actually works]] in the main series. [[note]] In the movies it has a much better track record, killing Dr. Wheelo, Turles, and Lord Slug, and a variation is used to destroy Super Android 13 [[note]]. 13. [[/note]] Later on, (Future) Trunks uses it to kill (the physical form of) Merged Zamasu in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
** In the ''Budokai'' games, Cell is able to use a green version of the Spirit Bomb, despite being a villain. Some believe that Cell was able to use it because he was pure of heart, but pure ''evil'' [[PureIsNotGood pure]] ''[[PureIsNotGood evil]]'' [[PureIsNotGood instead of good.good]]. Based on a throwaway line he says while charging it, other fans jokingly theorize that Cell uses a different energy source called "Stupid Energy".
18th Oct '17 6:22:07 PM jormis29
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* In the [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Galactus]] mini-series, [[spoiler: Jean Grey and Professor X, combining their power with an enhanced version of Cerebro, link every human on the planet to beam thoughts of living at Galactus until it got scared off. Well, vaporizing 30% of it by ''shooting a goddamn Big Bang at it'' helped too.]]

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* In the [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Galactus]] ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'' mini-series, [[spoiler: Jean Grey and Professor X, combining their power with an enhanced version of Cerebro, link every human on the planet to beam thoughts of living at Galactus until it got scared off. Well, vaporizing 30% of it by ''shooting a goddamn Big Bang at it'' helped too.]]
30th Sep '17 3:13:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** The Genki Dama [=/=] Spirit Bomb, which is powered by living things lending their energy to a good heart, is the former TropeNamer. This evolves throughout the series. The first time it's used, it's just the planet's power itself. The second time, it draws on the power of other planets and moons nearby. The third time, everybody on Earth sent power, only to be outdone by the final time, where ''[[GondorCallsForAid everybody Goku had met across the universe]]'' helped. It should be noted that despite all the trouble involved in using it, until the very end of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the Spirit Bomb [[TheWorfBarrage never actually works]].
** In the series at least. In the movies it has a much better track record, killing Dr. Wheelo, Turles, and Lord Slug, and a variation is used to destroy Super Android 13.
*** In fact, the variation used to kill 13 is utilized by (Future) Trunks to kill (the physical form of) Merged Zamasu in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.

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** The Genki Dama [=/=] Spirit Bomb, which is powered by living things lending their energy to a good heart, is the former TropeNamer. This evolves throughout the series. The first time it's used, it's just the planet's power itself. The second time, it draws on the power of other planets and moons nearby. The third time, everybody on Earth sent power, only to be outdone by the final time, where ''[[GondorCallsForAid everybody Goku had met across the universe]]'' helped. It should be noted that despite all the trouble involved in using it, until the very end of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the Spirit Bomb [[TheWorfBarrage never actually works]].
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works]] in the series at least. main series. [[note]] In the movies it has a much better track record, killing Dr. Wheelo, Turles, and Lord Slug, and a variation is used to destroy Super Android 13.
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13 is utilized by [[note]]. Later on, (Future) Trunks uses it to kill (the physical form of) Merged Zamasu in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
15th Sep '17 2:31:17 PM Galacton
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A common subtext to the trope is that the worst villains are inevitably weaker because they don't have friends to help them (see ThePowerOfFriendship). It's also a handy way of showing that the hero is very strong without nullifying the importance of the other cast members. Often combined with GondorCallsForAid, when the main group needs more energy than they themselves can generate. May be fueled by {{Innocent Bystander}}s. May include the PowerOfTrust and/or ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. See also ICantDoThisByMyself.

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A common subtext to the trope is that the worst villains are inevitably weaker because they don't have friends to [[ThePowerOfFriendship help them (see ThePowerOfFriendship).them]]. It's also a handy way of showing that the hero is very strong without nullifying the importance of the other cast members. Often combined with GondorCallsForAid, when the main group needs more energy than they themselves can generate. May be fueled by {{Innocent Bystander}}s. May include the PowerOfTrust and/or ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. See also ICantDoThisByMyself.
9th Aug '17 2:06:25 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Master Sword can only [[spoiler:harm Ganondorf if the descendants of the Sages are praying for Link's success within their temples]].

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Master Sword can only [[spoiler:harm Ganondorf if the descendants of the Sages are praying for Link's success within their temples]].temples]].
** ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' has this in its final battle; [[spoiler: once Ganondorf turns into Ganon, Zelda gives you the permanently-upgraded Light Arrows. The more allies are left on the battlefield at this point, the stronger the Light Arrows are, implying that they are putting their combined energy into the arrows.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', [[spoiler:if you freed the four Divine Beasts, they'll fire lasers at Calamity Ganon when Link confronts the beast in Hyrule Castle, whittling away an eighth of its health each]].



* ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' has this in its final battle; [[spoiler: once Ganondorf turns into Ganon, Zelda gives you the permanently-upgraded Light Arrows. The more allies are left on the battlefield at this point, the stronger the Light Arrows are, implying that they are putting their combined energy into the arrows.]]
12th Jun '17 6:40:33 AM Prime32
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Not to be confused with CombinationAttack or CombiningMecha or AllYourPowersCombined. This is just about collective energy which even the most faceless and generic {{Muggle}} can contribute to.

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Not to be confused with CombinationAttack or CombiningMecha or AllYourPowersCombined. This A SubTrope of EnergyDonation and CombinationAttack, but unlike most Combination Attacks this is just about collective energy which something that even the most faceless and generic {{Muggle}} can contribute to.
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Not to be confused with CombiningMecha or AllYourPowersCombined.
25th May '17 6:30:06 PM Kayube
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23rd May '17 3:29:03 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Last of the Time Lords", [[spoiler:over the past year, Martha has been travelling the world, telling people to think of the Doctor at precisely zero on the Master's countdown; the Doctor, interfaced with these people through the Master's own psychic control network, shines with power and defeats the Master.]] Some thought this ridiculously cheesy and ''WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?'', while others thought it incredibly awesome.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Last of the Time Lords", [[spoiler:over over the past year, Martha has been travelling the world, telling people to think of the Doctor at precisely zero on the Master's countdown; the Doctor, interfaced with these people through the Master's own psychic control network, shines with power and defeats briefly gains superhuman abilities that let him overthrow the Master.]] Some thought this ridiculously cheesy and ''WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?'', while others thought it incredibly awesome.
23rd May '17 3:27:58 PM nighttrainfm
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** In the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', the Rangers resort to this in order to stop Mesogog's OneWingedAngel form, destroying him for good at the cost of burning out their powers.

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** In the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', the Rangers resort to this in order to stop Mesogog's OneWingedAngel form, destroying form forces the Rangers to channel literally everything they have into one last attack. This destroys him for good at the cost of burning out their powers.
23rd May '17 3:27:06 PM nighttrainfm
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* Most seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' feature an uberweapon formed by combining the melee weapons of the individual rangers.
** Of course, this usually doesn't kill the monster, instead the BigBad [[MakeMyMonsterGrow transforms it into a huge monster]]. Then the trope comes into play again as the rangers combine their powers to make a [[CombiningMecha Mega-Zord]].
** Also used in the ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' finale, when the human and mystic communities unite and their support supercharges the Rangers' magic.

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* Most seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** Most seasons
feature an uberweapon formed by combining the melee weapons of the individual rangers.
**
rangers. Of course, this usually doesn't kill the monster, instead the BigBad [[MakeMyMonsterGrow transforms it into a huge monster]]. Then the trope comes into play again as the rangers combine their powers to make a [[CombiningMecha Mega-Zord]].
** Also used in the ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' finale, when the human and mystic communities unite and their support supercharges the Rangers' magic.
Mega-Zord]].


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** In the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', the Rangers resort to this in order to stop Mesogog's OneWingedAngel form, destroying him for good at the cost of burning out their powers.
** Also used in the ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' finale, when the human and mystic communities unite and their support supercharges the Rangers' magic.
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